I'm a dividend growth investor in my mid 30s. I invested in poorly performing mutual funds in my 20s, but in the last couple of years have transitioned towards equities. Although the bulk of my stocks produce income, I also invest in stocks which are more oriented towards capital appreciation. Since I switched to a more entrepreneurial career, I'm hoping to live off my current dividends until I can get a reliable income stream going again. Think of me as a young retiree!
Gary Hunt is Founder & President, TCLABZ, disruptive innovation strategy adviser to energy technology and information services companies on leveraging intellectual property for scalable growth and go-to-market strategies.
His checkered past includes stints as VP-Global Analytics & Data at IHS/CERA; President, Global Energy Advisors, the energy market advisory division of Global Energy Decisions; and the most fun anyone should be paid to have managing Austin Energy and Austin Water as Assistant City Manager for Utilities & Finance for Austin, Texas—live music capital of the world!